The Love Punch

 (1,014)5.81 h 34 min2014X-RayPG-13
Set in the French Riviera, The Love Punch brings together Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson in a feel good romantic comedy about an estranged couple who, after having their pension stolen by a crooked businessman, must reunite to steal it back.
Directors
Joel Hopkins
Starring
Pierce BrosnanEmma ThompsonCelia Imrie
Genres
ComedyAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Timothy Spall
Studio
Relativity Media
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Violencedrug usesexual contentfoul language
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat story...not too complicated...simply lovely!
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If you want a movie to make you laugh, this is a well-done rom-com with a very sweet cast. Pierce and Emma are very believable as a middle-aged, former-couple struggling with aging bodies as they try to make ammends for stolen retirement money from a self-absorbed punk. I loved this movie!! I could relate to the aging bodies part while they attempt to snorkle, climb, and steal a diamond. I will DEFINITELY watch this movie again and again. I was rolling!! Finally a movie that was clean and hilarious!! I am not sure why so many gave this movie poor ratings, but I loved it!! If it had 10 stars to give, I would've given it 12!!
25 people found this helpful
A readerReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 starsAlmost unbelievably bad
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I hope this was one of those trade off film deals where excellent artists agree to do terrible scripts in exchange for funding a passion project. Emma Thompson could breathe life and reality into an accounting ledger, and this film proves it, but what was she thinking? The plot is like the 10th copy of a copy of a rom com, possibly straining to be an old school screwball comedy, coming up with only screws?... and the direction makes some film student shorts I've seen look like Ernst Lubitsch classics. I should have turned it off after the bizarre commedia style opening scene where Thompson sneezes from flowers and beats Brosnan with them, in a weird manic outburst, then goes back to being a middle class mom with good advice-- I really should have known there was geriatric cliff climbing in scuba gear in my viewing future at that point. Not only is the plot terrible, no character is established at all for any of the characters, rendering the romantic tension flatline. All we know is they are boring middle class English people who really want their money back. Is the gravy really this thin for our aging greats?
26 people found this helpful
errin spellingReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsthis is the kind of movie you want to watch during a pandemic
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this movie is fun ,it's happy, it's cute and funny and loving. why don't you have more of these for us to watch. we spend more hours searching for comedy , than watching movies, because 99% of the movies , we haven't seen are depressing. it takes place in paris. everything you need is in this film. how could you not like it.
16 people found this helpful
Qing XiaReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsPossibly the worst movie Emma Thompson ever made
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I got this movie because I love Emma Thompson... but honestly this is possibly the worst movie Emma Thompson ever made
14 people found this helpful
seaheatherReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsMINDLESS WASTE OF TALENT
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If a Pink Panther movie without Peter Sellers and without the laughs just the pratfalls and dumb ideas sounds good then maybe this is the movie for you.. Emma Thompson's hair cut is great. Her hair and the scenes of Paris are almost worth spending a few minutes time with this hokum. Otherwise you are invited to believe that four middle aged friends who have previously whined about age-related ailments will venture forth in rented scuba gear across several hundred yards of Mediterraenean seas after which scaling -- still in this gear -- a 40' cliff -- and then enter an upscale wedding scene dressed in sequined gowns and tuxes that were apparently stashed in a water proof duffle somewhere during the escapade. The bride wears a diamond the size of a large plum supposedly worth ten million dollars and soon to be swallowed by one of the older gents. We are also expected to believe that ex spouses from a 20 year marriage that went south via adulterous behavior are now having warm fuzzy feelings about each other prompted by a mutual financial conundrum and not much else. What Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are doing in this mess is anyone's guess -- about as awful career choices as Maggie Smith's 'The Lady In The Van." You'll have more fun cleaning out the garage.
4 people found this helpful
EvanS.Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2019
4.0 out of 5 starsReally funny story, but
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Really funny story and great acting. Sadly the music that underscores many scenes is all wrong. It appears they paid a premium for some very popular songs that took attention away from the movie for the time they were playing. And then in one scene, the song depicts exactly the opposite of what is happening. So weird. Too bad. But still a very funny film. Worth a rental.
13 people found this helpful
BookshireCroneReviewed in the United States on June 3, 2016
3.0 out of 5 starsGarbaled Sound quality, dismal script & a few bad casting choices hamper enjoyment
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I really like Thompson & Brosnan but though the scripted constant banter should be engaging, you can't hear or understand it.If American English is the only language you've been brought up with then the Poor sound quality only keeps you further from deciphering Bronsan & Thompson's accents which though delivered well, are garbled. It should be noted that the scripted swearing doesn't seem to fit Bronsan's & Thompson's characters & the discussions with "too much information" make for a more uneven, not smooth comedy.

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at the very end Thompson has sex with a 20 something even though she isn't interested in the "boy" & is obviously attracted to her Ex . Is this casual sex revenge, or ego or ? It's the very thing that she has been criticizing her ex for ! She knows her Ex knows that she has done it. It detracts from her character's likability. Edited with better sound, this could be a gem.
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Kathryne KieserReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsFun, with a few winks to the silliness of it all
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I needed a light hearted movie after a very emotional day. This came up and I took a chance. It was perfect. Yes, it is silly - but that is exactly the point. This is a caper movie, and caper movies are supposed to be silly. From Jerry's (Timothy Spall) throw away lines about every branch of service he has been in (and he has been in ALL of them!), to Manon's (Louise Bourgoin) ingenue turned nascent revolutionary, to the well, the very James Bond aspect of it all (which is winked at more than once by Pierce Brosnan) it is just fun. No, it isn't deep. But it isn't supposed to be. And at the end of the day, there is a very sweet pair of love stories; two views on what love looks like at middle age versus the twenty. The distinction between loving someone and liking them (and how the second is pretty fundamental to the first). If you are looking for a movie that ponders the meaning of life, this isn't it. But if what you want is good old fashioned fun, a bolus of silly, this is it.
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